Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals

           Riara University, Nairobi, Kenya      I  August 13 - 15, 2014   

We are delighted to announce our inaugural conference with the theme: “Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals”.


We have an interesting and engaging programme:

* Four world-class keynote speakers:

   Prof. Elizabeth L. Rose
I  AIB Vice-President I  University of Otago, NZ
   Prof. Patricia McDougall 
I AIB Vice-President I Indiana University, USA
   Prof. Kevin Ibeh
I Assistant Dean, Birkbeck I University of London, UK
   Prof. Ken N. Kamoche
I Director, Africa Research Group I University of Nottingham, UK

* A day-long Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop led by
   Professors Rose and McDougall

* A mini-workshop on Teaching International Business

* Experiential learning trips to IBM Africa Research Lab and Safaricom

* And of course interesting research papers and teaching cases submitted by scholars from around the world covering a variety of IB issues:

Track 1: The Internationalization of African Firms: Strategies, Patterns and Outcomes

Chair: Prof Amon Chizema, Loughborough University, UK


Track 2: Doing Business in Africa: Prospects and Challenges for Foreign Multinationals

Chair: Dr Lyal White, Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa


Track 3: International Business and Management / General Track

Chair: Prof Francies Wambalaba, United Stated International University, Kenya


Track 4: Teaching Cases on International Business in Africa

Chair: Dr Chris Ogbechie, Lagos Business School, Nigeria

The early registration deadline is Friday, July 4. We accept credit cards, kindly forward card details to [log in to unmask]  Please find attached the registration forms and lodging information. Follow the link for additional information:

We look forward to meeting you in Nairobi!

Best regards,

Prof Abel Kinoti
Chapter Chair
Academy of International Business Sub-Saharan Africa

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